This past week a group of high-school students from ECLC traveled to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We spent a week paddling our canoes past waterfalls, carrying our gear through portages, and cooking and living a simple life together. We traveled with Camp Vermillion of Voyagers Lutheran Ministry; using their gear and traveling with one of their amazing guides. A special thanks to Jonathan Flak for being an adult leader on the trip. Jonathan is a servant leader with a heart for our youth. It seems like everyone hopes to do a trip like this again, which is always a good sign!

– JD Mechelke, High School Youth Minister